Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sprains, Pains, and Rot

So lots has been happening lately. Our big plan for last weekend was to travel up to the Colorado BrewFest on St in Ft. Collins, stopping to get me a spinning wheel (yay!) on the way. Instead, due to an unfortunate meeting in the dog park, our Barley managed to hurt his leg, which prompted a very stressful night and morning in the vet's office on Sat morning. Turns out it's just a bad sprain, no bones broken, and the vet wrapped him up and sent him home. he's been doing really well and actually got the wrap off this morning, so he should be back to his active self in no time. Of course, after we were leaving the vet, I noticed a large bolt/nail in the tread surface of my car's passenger tire. We thought "oh, crap, but at least it can be patched!" Nope, instead we needed all 4 tires replaced. Why you ask? Well, turns out that tires can rot! Did you know this, cause I had no idea. Guess after a few years, especially in dry climes or coastal climes (hmm, like San Diego or Colorado, ...yeah) the tires can rot and be unstable. So while we dropped a cool grand before noon on Sat on nothing fun, at least we're assured that my tires won't explode (I hope!) on my commute and that our pup is happy and healthy. Needless to say, I didn't get a spinning wheel that weekend though.

But as Barley was feeling better, we did decide to make the trek up to Fort Collins with a few (somewhat new) friends Andy and Kristi. Even though quite toasty out, it was fun to go somewhere and chat about beer and stuff with new people. Of course, Kristi isn't quite new to me, as I met her as part of the wonderful knitting group I joined in winter, and then she got be started on drop spindling too. And of course, she let me try out her lovely Lendrum DT, prompting my growing need for a wheel of my very own. But it was nice for Kyle to finally meet some of my new friends, especially when it involves beer.

4 comments:

Amber said...

Sorry to hear about Barley, I'm glad he's okay though.

celeste murphy said...

What a crazy day! How old were your tires? And no I had no idea they could rot on the wheels. You'll have to tell me all about the dog park incident next time I see you. Those places scare me. I only take Claire when I'm sure it will be empty.

Becky said...

The tires were factory, when we bought the car, so about 3.5 yrs old. And of course, between the coastal weather in San Diego and the dry winter here, I'm not too surprised. As to dog parks, we will certainly be a lot more careful in the future and only try small dogs and small crowds

Rebekah said...

Bummer about the dog park...but glad Barley will be ok. Darby and Barak hate DPs but Laconus loves them! Can't wait to see you guys. Rebekah